Please see below our term time and holiday dates for 2020/2021:
|Holiday||Closing Date||Date Re-opens for Teaching Purposes|
|Summer 2020||Friday 17th July 2020||Wednesday 2nd September 2020|
|Autumn half-term 2020||Friday 23rd October 2020||Monday 2nd November 2020|
|Christmas 2020||Friday 18th December 2020||Wednesday 6th January 2021|
|Spring half-term 2021||Friday 12th February 2021||Monday 22nd February 2021|
|Easter 2021||Friday 26th March 2021||Monday 12th April 2021|
|May Day 2021||Friday 30th April 2021||Tuesday 4th April 2021|
|Summer half-term 2021||Friday 28th May 2021||Monday 7th June 2021|
|Summer 2021||Friday 16th July 2021||To be determined|
or alternatively visit the Durham County Council website to view school holidays dates for this academic year and next year for all community schools, special schools and voluntary controlled schools. Please note that voluntary aided (church) schools, foundation schools and academies may have set different dates and you should check with the school or academy to confirm their arrangements or view the PDF for schools not following the standard term and holiday dates.
Staff PD Days 2020-2021
- Monday 1st September 2020,
- Friday 18th December 2020,
- Monday 4th January 2021,
- Monday 19th July 2021,
- Tuesday 20th July 2021.
School Holidays During Term Time
The Government has amended regulations for taking holidays in term time and these new regulations come into effect from September 2013. Head Teachers are not able to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Where leave is granted, Head Teachers must decide the number of school days a child can be away from school.
If you wish to make an application for your child’s term time leave of absence, you must fill out an application form, which can be requested from school reception. The application form asks you to outline the reasons why you feel your application for leave of absence during term time should be regarded as ‘exceptional.’ Following the submission of your application, you will be notified as soon as possible of the School’s decision.
Parents / carers should be aware that if you take leave of absence during term time without making a prior application to the school, or if you make an application but your requested leave of absence is not authorised and still take the child out of school, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised. Similarly, if you keep your child away from school for longer than agreed / authorised, the excess absence will be recorded as unauthorised.
Head teachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. If a head teacher grants a leave request, it will be for them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.
Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.
Message From Our Local Authority
Message from the Corporate Director of Children and Adults Services
Durham County Council is committed to maximising the potential of every child in County Durham. I know that you too want the very best for your child. Good, consistent attendance at school is crucial to give your child the best chance of success. We need your support in ensuring that holidays are not taken in school time so that your child has the very best opportunity to succeed. For further advice please contact your child’s school.
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